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escalates the fight on the w economy. is the debt ceiling negotiable? your thoughts? send us a tweet or post your comment on facebook. you can also send us an e-mail. president obama held his last official news conference of the first term yesterday in the east room of the white house. here's what he had to say on the debt ceiling debate. [video clip] >> republicans and congress have two choices. they can act responsibly and pay america's bills or they can act irresponsibly and put america through another economic crisis. but they will not collect ransomed in exchange for not crashing the american economy. the financial well-being of the american people well-being is not a leverage to be used. the full faith and credit of the united states is not a bargaining chip. they had better choose quickly, because time is running short. the last time republicans in congress even flirted with this idea, r. triple-a credit rating was downgraded for the first time in our mystery, our businesses created the few jobs in any month in nearly the past three years, and the whole fiasco added to the deficit. ho
is up 5,550 points since then, just shy of the 14,000 mark. the economy is growing. instead of contracting. in the first quarter of 2009, the gdp contracted 5.3%. it grew 3.1% when the last time it was officially measured. though remains below where it was before the great recession, consumer confidence has nearly doubled. and a larger percentage of americans, 41%, according to our last poll, believe the country is headed in the right direction, up from 26% in january, 2009. on the other hand, there is plenty of data to support the idea that the drink country is not better off than it was four years ago. and that the struggling economy continues to take a toll on families. median household income is lower than it was in 2009. and 46 million americans live below the poverty line. several million more than four years ago. the federal public debt has increased from 10.6 trillion in january 2009 to 16.4 trillion now. then there's the big number that's exactly the same as it was four years ago. the unemployment rate. 7.8%. though it's down from, of course, a high of 10% in octobe
that the slaves produced for their masters and that made up the core of the southern economy. and only slave labor, only the labor of people who were owned outright by their owners, by landowners who had no right to object, much less to refuse the conditions under which they were compelled to work, only slave labor would cultivate those crops intensively and cheaply enough to yield the tremendous profits that they did. slavery's importance to the southern elite was not simply a matter of dollars and cents. to many masters, as slave owners liked to be called, slavery appeared to be an essential, even an irreplaceable fixture of society. it was inseparable from everything that they knew and loved. it was inseparable from all aspects of what they refer to as their way of life. of course, economically but also socially and culturally. slavery was the unique basis of the particular outlook, the assumptions, the norms, the habits, the relationships to which these masters had become deeply and reflectsively attached -- reflectsively attached. it defined their culture, it shaped their religion, it even sh
in exchange for not crashing the american economy. the financial well-being of the american people is not leveraged to be used. >> he's talking about bipartisan, but you would agree that he's also playing politics here or no? >> i'm not going to second-guess what the president, his motives and everything. i can tell you, there's a lot of democrats who believe we need to cut spending also. and we need to get our house financially in order. with that, we're hoping it happens sooner than later. i've always been for the bowles/simpson approach, which was a big fix, so we don't go through these crises every two or three months. it's ridiculous. we've kicked the can so much, there's nothing left. we've got to come to grips and sit down and work through this. it's taken longer than needed. that's why congress -- it's really broken in washington. it's really what no labels and why jon and i are here. we're looking for solutions and a venue that we can sit down and work out our differences. and this is the one i think works well. >> jon huntsman, we're already hearing this discussion about
forward. it's a shame, chris, that when you look at the greatest challenge the american economy has, is the american congress. that's a shame. >> what do you do? how do you move forward? i was talking this morning to your counterpart on the republican side, former utah governor jon huntsman, and, you know, he is -- there's a key word there i just used, former. how do you get the people who are involved in the process right now who can have this influence, to get on board and really do sit down in that meeting room and listen and talk and negotiate? >> chris, right now i've been in senate for two years. you know we have not had the first bipartisan caucus yet, not one time have we sat down organized by leaders for us to sit down in 100 chon or at any time in two years to talk about the problems and if we had commonality. >> what does it take to make that happen, senator? >> well, this is what no labels is all about, the problem solvers. we're saying if it's not going to happen from the top, maybe those of white house are frustrated as i am that wanted to do something that came to was
in an effort to fight lower enrollment rates due to the bad economy. is this trend going to continue? joining us to talk about it is university maryland economist peter morris se789. half of the declines, why are more young are deciding to forgo college education? >> the cost have jumped a lot and the graduates can't find jobs. there is a sense that it doesn't pay out. you get set with a lot of big loans and join the service, learn a trade. go to a community college and skip university all together. >> gregg: president obama wants everybody to go to college? >> it doesn't pay out. most stated universities offer diplomas that don't lead to a marketable skill. there are too many graduates working at starbucks these days. >> gregg: "wall street journal" analyzed this way. take a look at this. facing stagnant family income, shaky job prospects and a smaller pool of high school graduates, more schools are reining in tuition costs. is it possible that some tuition costs may actually go down, or we simply talking about slowing the rate of increase? >> i think it's slowing the rate of increase. it's
for the economy and global markets. >> longstanding tradition for the congress to raise the debt ceiling. this is power they have given themselves, the point is without delay. a monthly extension is drama. so, what, congress should simply do its job. it should not, we're not going to negotiate over extending the debt ceiling. >> reporter: jay carney said they should avoid another process that causes self-inflicted wound to the economy. jenna. jenna: mike emanuel in washington. mike, thank you. jon: on capitol hill concern is growing over what could happen if the country defaults on its debt. right now administration wants to pay the bill in the order which they are received but republicans say there is a better way that might even avoid default. chief political correspondent carl cameron is live in washington for us. so what are the alternatives here, carl? what's the plan? >> reporter: well, they're talking about plans and none of the alternatives are particularly good because the situation is so bad. with the white house refusing to negotiate spending cuts with republicans as part of a
of the congress is becoming the nation's dysfunction and we are becoming disfigured in a sense, the economy s because congress is so far behind in the game. so the premise is a simple one, and that is that we want to create a new attitude around problem solving. how do you do that? you have to get a critical mass together of problem solvers which is what we are doing. we have 25 signed on and the goal by the end of the year is to have 75. so if you can imagine 75 republicans and democrats house and senate members agree to meet and check the ego at the door and sit around the table to put the country first as opposed to party and the next election and thinking about the future when they deliberate about the very important issues, that is the objective, and so far as i can tell, candy, and i'm a recent convert to this, and they came to me most recently, there is nobody else in the world of movements now that is focused on bringing people together around the premise of problem solving. >> well, certainly, there have been third way, and a lot of the groups out there that have sort of tried this,
and next, earnings from investors, as they gauge how the economy is doing. and speak egg of the economy, the federal reserve's regional survey found modest growth at year end 2012. this despite concerns about the fiscal cliff and the looming battle over the debt ceiling. back to you. >> mary thompson at the new york stock exchange. thank you. >>> one of television's favorite fathers has died. conrad bain played phillip drummond on "different strokes," the adopted father of two african-american brothers, played by todd bridges and gary coleman a veteran stage actor, bain rose to fame in middle age with the long-.-running family sitcom. conrad bain was 89 years old. a big hit here on nbc. 7:19 now. back to matt, savannah and al. >> must see tv. >> definitely. >> thanks, matt. >> thanks very much. mr. roker is here. >> a big storm is down south. let's go live now to pearl, mississippi, you can see the snow is already on the ground. they have got more on the way. as we take a look and show you what's happening, here is the latest. we have got winter storm warning, winter weather advisories
. the 2013 ram 1500 with best-in-class fuel economy. engineered to move heaven and earth. guts. glory. ram. the new ram 1500. motor trend's 2013 truck of the year. >> welcome back. we're coming to you this morning live from newtown, connecticut. today marks one month since the tragic shootings that took so many young lives and so many lives overall. vice president joe biden is going to be meeting with the house of representatives, and finalize the recommendations that he'll give based on meetings that he has had with his gun task force and groups across the country. he is expected to recommend a couple of things. universal background checks and limiting high capacity magazines as well as encouraging more research into links between violent media and gun violence. >> first of all, it's sobering to be in this place here at this time. i just want to say that. i think the president is going to be more aggressive here in his second term on this. i mean, gun control is an issue that divides the country very closely. i think almost exactly in half. the reality is that the half of the country that
to get its act together and get the economy moving. >> the american people also elected another house of representatives, a republican house of representatives, and that is our most direct form of representation in the federal government, the house of representatives, and they're the ones that control the purse strings. we have to do something. this isn't -- the thing is this is not about party politics. this is about the solvency of this country, it is about this country being the greatest nation on earth. it's our greatest threat to our national security. >> some people would say it is about party politics and some people, frankly, blame the tea party for this terrible gridlock in the house of representatives. there's a tea party group in south florida that's going to change its name to not include the tea party because the public reacts so negatively to that title now. >> i think that's because we have been, i mean just given a bad rap. all we're about is fiscal responsibility. we're not about social issues. all we want is washington to live within their means, just like families a
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